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  Reply # 288955 11-Jan-2010 13:40 Send private message

allstarnz:
as an aside, anyone know why almost all HD content from overseas is only 2 channel, rather than 5.1?  It's quite annoying.



to answer my own question....
it seems it's not available to Sky Yell, which is a bit odd really...

"Unfortunately Dolby 5.1 is not available with the feed TS"

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  Reply # 290019 14-Jan-2010 15:27 Send private message

ESPN in hd since they will be showing the NBA,NFL playoffs,Italian Footbal a grade live
those 3 shows in HD zzzz im happy
vibe in hd (ice road truckers and toughest cops in hd would own!)
Prime(Those games they are gona show for 12hrs would look awesome

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  Reply # 290140 14-Jan-2010 23:10 Send private message

sbiddle:
NzKaizer: That sounds lame...external HDD

I don't know how big the HDD in the current MySkyHDi box is, but based on the size of HD content and much space it takes up, im gonna go out on a limb and say the HDD's current size is 160GB.

Now that is NOT a lot of space. Surely they can up that, say 1TB :D


MySkyHDi's have a 320GB drive. Original MySky has 160GB.

Not all of this is available for recording - some is reserved for the PPV movies that are stored locally.


I read soemwhere that around 50% of capacity is reserved for the 'ondemand/ppv' stuff.

Is there any way to turn that off and free up the extra capacity because I never use the ondemand thingy and my hard drive gets full very quickly.

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  Reply # 290181 15-Jan-2010 08:00 Send private message

Yes you are correct, a certain amount of the HDD capacity is reserved for 'On Demand' PPV. As far as I am aware there is no setting you can change to change the amount of HDD taken by PPV content.

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  Reply # 290256 15-Jan-2010 10:45 Send private message

tstone: Yes you are correct, a certain amount of the HDD capacity is reserved for 'On Demand' PPV. As far as I am aware there is no setting you can change to change the amount of HDD taken by PPV content.


i just called sky about it and they say it does not take no space on the hdd




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  Reply # 290257 15-Jan-2010 10:49 Send private message

You are in fantasy land if you think Sky CSRs understand technical aspects of satellite transmission or even their own decoders. Get real.




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Reply # 290309 15-Jan-2010 13:31 Send private message

cws82us:
tstone: Yes you are correct, a certain amount of the HDD capacity is reserved for 'On Demand' PPV. As far as I am aware there is no setting you can change to change the amount of HDD taken by PPV content.


i just called sky about it and they say it does not take no space on the hdd


Sheesh, I wouldn't believe a word that Sky CSR's tell you. There are other threads in this forum that you could research to verify my post. How do you suppose that Sky On Demand works if they don't store the PPV content on the HDD? They even advertise the feature as being better than having to wait for a download.

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  Reply # 290678 17-Jan-2010 11:37 Send private message

ahhhh cmon sky get another espn channel!! really want to watch some good soccer and other games. this delayed games and average quality video is getting annoying.

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  Reply # 290705 17-Jan-2010 14:13 Send private message

ashnizzle: ahhhh cmon sky get another espn channel!! really want to watch some good soccer and other games. this delayed games and average quality video is getting annoying.


 

Don't forget that the ESPN we get these days is ESPN AU not US..




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  Reply # 293207 26-Jan-2010 21:29 Send private message

I would like to see Discovery Turbo added. Also it would be nice if Discovery & Nat. Geo stop replay the same programs over and over

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  Reply # 294338 29-Jan-2010 14:15 Send private message

ESPN HD

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  Reply # 294484 29-Jan-2010 20:30 Send private message

Syfy channel. How long must we wait?




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  Reply # 294526 29-Jan-2010 22:58 Send private message

i'd like to see another nz company launch their own paytv service with their own satellites to compete with skytv and give people in nz hundreds of channels.

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  Reply # 294528 29-Jan-2010 23:07 Send private message

yuxek: i'd like to see another nz company launch their own paytv service with their own satellites to compete with skytv and give people in nz hundreds of channels.


Sky only rents space on a satelliate it doesn't have its own one. As far as I'm aware even renting space on a satelliate is not cheap at all.

We did have another option for pay-tv being Telstra Cable, but they pretty much got sick of running it themselves, and now just on-sell the sky channels.


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  Reply # 295414 2-Feb-2010 15:24 Send private message

ESPN HD first and foremost.


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